No legal action to be taken in Michael Schumacher's ski accident

Feb. 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM

GRENOBLE, France, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Prosecutors said Monday the ski accident that injured Formula One legend Michael Schumacher was not due to any safety issues at the Meribel, France, ski resort.

They will take no legal action in the Dec. 29 incident, after which retired the seven-time champion was put in a medically induced coma at a Grenoble hospital, Radio France Internationale reported Monday, adding a civil suit is still possible.

"There were no [safety] breaches by anybody. The accident occurred in an off-piste zone [outside of approved skiing areas]," said prosecutor Patrick Quincy. "The signals, markers and the information about the limits conformed to current French laws."

Schumacher struck a rock, which caused him to crash into a boulder, prosecutors said, adding both were more than four meters (13 feet) from a marked trail.

Schumacher is currently "in a waking-up process," his family said Thursday, as he gradually regains consciousness.

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